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    I'm deciding to stand firm and wait for a Nova to come along...it's what I set out for originally.
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    If that is cheap, and you have the space to store, that car could be a future classic.
    If I had the space to store, i def would get it. At the moment it is saying bargain.

    Just saying !!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Vodka View Post
    I'm deciding to stand firm and wait for a Nova to come along...it's what I set out for originally.
    Don't blame you, if you're after a Nova, an Eagle isn't a substitute. (specially not the front engined variant) Same ways if you really want an Eagle, a Nova isn't the answer....
    It's a 49 year old car and everything works, just not always at the same time.......and it's probably about to get jealous!
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    This particular Eagle is the Ford-based variant, which uses a (very) crude custom perimeter frame chassis to support the Cortina front subframe with all suspension carried over and the 4-link live axle at the rear. In order to fit the upright Pinto engine into a nose that was never designed for it, a very ugly bonnet bulge was created.

    The lights were all the rage in the early 80s and mimic the pop-up "carriage lamps" used on the Porsche 928. I've always thought they look hideous, but there is no accounting for taste!

    At least the windscreen on this one is intact - my understanding is that although the same shape as the Nova screen, the Eagle screen is in fact less curved, presumably because the A pillars had to be reinforced due to the gull-wing doors. Very, very hard to find, by all accounts...

    Lauren
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    Glad I'm not the only one who thought the chassis was crude - I can remember some shirtyness when I referred to it as 'agricultural' I also feel the same about the lights - though possibly they managed to get the centre height somewhere near legal? The engine-covering bonnet must make for very poor visibility when coupled with the recumbant seating position, I wouldn't fancy driving it on the lanes round here!
    It's a 49 year old car and everything works, just not always at the same time.......and it's probably about to get jealous!
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    I see it's back up for sale again !

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    Sold for £450 this time.
    I wonder if it's back on next week !

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    Spoke too soon
    Now back on for £350!
    Now in some ways that has to be a bargain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacenut View Post
    This particular Eagle is the Ford-based variant, which uses a (very) crude custom perimeter frame chassis to support the Cortina front subframe with all suspension carried over and the 4-link live axle at the rear. In order to fit the upright Pinto engine into a nose that was never designed for it, a very ugly bonnet bulge was created.

    The lights were all the rage in the early 80s and mimic the pop-up "carriage lamps" used on the Porsche 928. I've always thought they look hideous, but there is no accounting for taste!

    At least the windscreen on this one is intact - my understanding is that although the same shape as the Nova screen, the Eagle screen is in fact less curved, presumably because the A pillars had to be reinforced due to the gull-wing doors. Very, very hard to find, by all accounts...

    Lauren
    A matter of taste indeed.
    Not a great fan of 928 headlamps either but they do overcome the height problem and you can actually see where you are going.
    Not only the A post, the whole top is reinforced with an integral cage from MkII on.

    SS Screens are available to order from Pilkingtons about 350 plus the usual.

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    Didn't even sell at £350 !!

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